Category Archives: Media

Josh Duggar, Sam Rader and Ashley Madison — Walking the Talk Is Everything

By now, if you’ve read the news at all, you know that a company called Ashley Madison, which marketed itself as a way for married men and women to meet people with whom to commit adultery (apparently they weren’t all that good at it), was hacked. Names, email addresses and other info for the site’s […]

HBO’s John Oliver Mixes Metaphors in Megachurch Satire

On Sunday, Aug. 16, HBO’s comedy/news show “Last Week With John Oliver” took on “Televangelists,” with the British comedian and former “The Daily Show” correspondent launching a blistering attack on the Prosperity Gospel, its well-heeled proponents and the tax laws that shield their wealth. I don’t disagree with what he’s saying, but I do have […]

Jared Fogle and the Problem of Secular Saints

To say the modern world lacks standards of behavior is simply untrue. Lots of people today adhere to a severe code of conduct — they refrain from gluten as if it was rat poison, refuse to eat GMO food, never use disposable grocery bags, insist on organic strawberries, lecture friends and relatives about the glories of veganism, and […]

Black Lives Matter, In Videos Seen and Unseen — A Priest Speaks

Once you have seen injustice, you can’t unsee it — and the knowledge places upon you the burden to respond, if only in prayer. In an article for the September issue of the magazine of the National Black Catholic Congress, Father Claude Williams of the Norbertines of St. Michael’s Abbey in Orange County, California, makes […]

Report: Pope Francis Invites Oprah, Agent Ari Emanuel, Others, to Vatican

According to a report posted online today (Aug. 5) in The Hollywood Reporter, Pope Francis is looking to improve both the Church’s influence on Western culture, and the way it’s portrayed in popular entertainment, by playing host to a summit meeting sometime this fall at the Vatican. From the article: The pontiff apparently is interested in […]

Our Epic Ten Commandments Failures

It would be hard to over-emphasize the importance of the Ten Commandments. But recent news headlines suggest that we are failing to live up to the Ten Commandments in a particularly virulent way. Pope Francis points out that they are necessary both for individuals and for a whole culture: “The Ten Commandments point out a path […]

Atheist Camille Paglia Doesn’t Require Agreement to Give Respect

She’s a “gender nonconforming entity” who grew up in Eisenhower’s America (as talked about in this video interview with Libertarian magazine Reason) a writer, cultural critic, university professor, lesbian feminist who celebrates masculine values (and men that exhibit them), lapsed-Catholic-turned-atheist (as she discussed with America magazine), straight talker and deep thinker — and she’s my […]

Whither Mundelein? Bishop-Elect Robert Barron on the Seminary’s Future

  On Sept. 8, Robert Barron will be ordained as an auxiliary bishop for the Archdiocese of Los Angeles. That’s great news for L.A., since it’s likely that the founder of the Word on Fire media apostolate — and host of its popular 10-part miniseries “Catholicism” — will soon be interfacing with the entertainment industry. […]

Delaware Doublespeak: The Mixed Messages of Assisted Suicide

  The Delaware Legislature recently passed suicide prevention legislation, co-sponsored by Rep. Paul Baumbach. Of course, this measure had unanimous support, as suicide is always a tragedy. But this begs a question about another piece of legislation Rep. Baumbach also sponsored: H.B. 150. This bill did not prevent suicide- it would have assisted with suicide. […]

NFL Wife Kirsten Watson: God Says, ‘I Want You to Know Me’

She’s wife to New Orleans Saints tight end Benjamin Watson, mother to four (Grace, Naomi, Isaiah and Judah), with one more on the way — and a college athlete in her own right — but the thing that Kirsten Watson wants most is to be a “good daughter” to God. And she feels that love, […]



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